18 dec. 2009

ON A MISSION


Welcome to those who visit this blog for the first time, old subscribers, fans, stalkers or to those who got lost online and got here by accident.

Kustom Graphic Design is a Belgian based full service design agency owned by Sam Dams specialised in creating concepts, advertising, designs, illustrations for different media for the last 10 years. Learned the tricks of the trade during the last 22 years as an art- and creative director in advertising agencies and as a freelance art-director.

I'm currently working on the long awaited update of www.kustom.be and replace the old award winning site which has been online for ages. Tons of new and old graphic design, advertising, branding and illustration work to show. Sadly a blog ain't a good presentation platform, so keep your eyes peeled for the new site.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me for all your graphic needs or simply if you are short on ideas, time or hands to get a job done.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND LET'S ROCK'n'ROLL!!
Sam

CLASS OF 1969

8 dec. 2009

WERNER'S TAT


as published today in HUMO magazine, an old-school styled portrait of Julie I made for Werner De Smedt's tattoo. An all-round good guy, great Belgian actor and passionate about his girl.. with pleasure man!

WHERE WARHOL MEETS STAR TREK

4 dec. 2009

BOPPIN' BY THE POOL 2010


Yet another line-up and poster ready for one of the 2010 festivals.. BOPPIN' BY THE POOL in Austria!!! Get your agenda's out and pin-point the dates for the BIGGEST POOLPARTY in Europe!!

23 nov. 2009

CIRQUE DES BIZOUS PARTY


If you live in and around Sint-Niklaas, you probably have seen our CIRQUE DES BIZOUS posters all over town.
This years CIRQUE DES BIZOUS is relocated to the STADSFEESTZALEN in Sint-Niklaas and will be hosted by Otto-Jan Ham and Stijn Van De Voorde from STUBRU and DJ Dree. For tickets and info, check the site
DON'T MISS THIS NEW YEAR'S SPECTACLE!!!

ROCKIN' AT THE DRIVE IN BARN 2010


We just finished the poster and merchandise artwork for this 2 day event next summer.
The lineup is complete.. and what a list of names folks!!!!
On stage on saturday we have the new Belgian sensation The Wild Deuces, the amazing Buckshots and Wild Records Recording Artists Santos and Lil' Luis from the USA!! On sunday The Barn Dance Gang from Germany, the lovely Jessie and the Orbits from the UK and the Flatfoot Shakers from "Down Under". Bring your pre 1965 classic car, hot rod , Kustom or motorcycle and get in FOR FREE!!
for updates and more info; check the site

ALLEZ GLACEE - SINT NIKLAAS


The campaign is up and running for the upcoming Allez Glacee event in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium!!!
From December 11th 2009 till January 10th 2010, the marketplace (THE biggest in Belgium) will be transformed in a huge wintervillage with a 600 square meter ice-skate ring, food and drink stalls and loads of events, parties etc.
Don't forget to wear your lambswool socks and sweater!!!
more info here

12 nov. 2009

PPSR SPEEDFEST TRAILER ONLINE!!

How bout that! Trailer for Peter Pan Speedrock upcoming release!
Never seen a 3D Hot Rod flying through one of my posters before.. but I like it!

6 nov. 2009

ASTRO ZOMBIES


Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming ASTRO ZOMBIES release from DRUNKABILLY records!! WHITE vinyl 33 RPM!!! Just send the art for production, will be out in a few weeks.. get your copy here!

OFFICE DETAIL of the day


TRIGGERFINGER promotional skeleton from their first release a few years ago.
If you got one of these, keep this collectable as they were made very, very, very limited!
Check their site (design based on their last release)
Next to it a ROCKABILLY RAVE mug.. get yours while they last!

5 nov. 2009

LIQUORBRAND mermaid


... but a bit different than the mermaids you know..
More designs I made available here!!!

TIMELESS 24 classic!


Meet "Jos", my companion at Kustom Studio's wearing (almost) a "vintage" shirt I made 10 years ago for Timeless Company.
Still available here!!!

29 okt. 2009

TRIGGERFINGER french release


Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming French TRIGGERFINGER release! Very busy on getting this "double CD" out for production. Don't know Triggerfinger??? shame on you and check 'em out!

SIX BUNNIES






If you got badass babies in the house, no doubt they will dig our designs for SIX BUNNIES!!! Check the website for the baby & kids collection.. let them make a statement!

28 okt. 2009

SWITCHBLADE shop banner


Banner made for the new Switchblade wholesale shop in Bangkok, Thailand.
For the design fanatics, also dig those tube frame chairs and laptop! :-)

WANNA RACE?


kustom Kulture hero Robert Williams

27 okt. 2009

WALL OF DEATH!





Our friends at Deadlicious just posted some neat makin' of pics of the "Los Luchadores y el Globo de la Muerte" clip. Check out the Wall Of Death t-shirt I made some time ago for Daredevil Clothing. These guys have one helluva good taste!
For the clip.. this way!

ALLEZ GLACEE


Announcing Allez Glacée, a temporary winter-village in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium from december 11th till Januari 10th 2010.
Food, drinks, concerts and ice-skating... good 'ol winter fun!
check it out if you can!
Detail of the poster:

ROCKIN' AROUND TURNHOUT 2010


The biggest rock'n'roll barcrawl in Europe will have it's 15th birthday in 2010!! The dates are set from April 2nd till the 5th, 2010 in Turnhout, Belgium!! International Top Rockin' bands and DJ's in bars all over town and 1 big hall. Currently working on the upcoming event artwork... stay tuned for updates!!
Shown here is a merchandise illustration from a few years ago.


1 okt. 2009

NEW YEARS EVE - TURNHOUT


Just finished the flyer for the upcoming New Years Eve party in Turnhout. 2 top bands on stage and 2 amazing DJ's behind the decks.
For more info and reservations check the Grasshopper website


24 sep. 2009

HEMSBY 43


New merch design for one of the oldest Rockin' weekenders in the world.
More classic designs from over the years will be reprinted and available at the show only. Friday October 9th - Monday October 12th, Seacroft Holiday Site, Hemsby, U.K.
BE THERE!!!
Check their site for more info

23 sep. 2009

SPEEDFEST 09


The poster, flyer and goodies for the upcoming SPEEDFEST in Eindhoven went in print today!!!
Don't miss this action packed event with TOP bands from across the world, car show hosted by the great TRASHERS CC and much more... EINDHOVEN ROCKCITY!!!!
check details here

21 sep. 2009

HOLIDAY SNAPSHOTS


Our designs pop up everywhere across the globe. Here's a selection shot at the High Rock-a-billy festival in Spain last week.

GLENN BARR @ GALERIE MEKANIK


For the first time in Europe, Glenn Barr, one of the most talented American underground painters/illustrators holds his solo exposition at Mekanik Gallery.
Soul, Retro, girls and rock 'n roll.

Glenn Barr is epic & cool.. don’t miss out on this one !

Openingnight, Friday , September 25th , 2009, 20h

Galerie Mekanik
st jacobsmarkt 73
antwerpen

5 sep. 2009

ON HOLIDAY!!!


After a year of hard work, amazing projects and organising a big indoor carshow (and all the stress that came with it) I'm heading for the sun for a few weeks to kick back and reload the batteries.
Check back soon for new updates, art and goodies!!

4 sep. 2009

BELGIAN ROOTS NIGHT 20


Jingle Bells Jingle Bells!!! The poster for the upcoming Belgian Rootsnight is in print!!!
The date is set for December 19th 2009 at DE KUUB in Turnhout!!
On stage the SOUL STIRRERS, the "late great" SAM COOKE"s band and Belgiums own The Buckshots and Rusty Roots.... plus a RADIO MODERN afterparty... don't miss it!!!!

28 aug. 2009

LET'S GET WILD Stuttgart


Just finished the artwork for the upcoming new years eve festival LET'S GET WILD in Stuttgart, Germany. An amazing line-up as always and 3 days of Rock'n'Roll mayhem.
For more info check their Myspace

25 aug. 2009

OLD SCHOOL ROCKABILLY PSYCHOSIS


Poster we made for the upcoming Old School Rockabilly Psychosis Night at Trix Antwerp. An amazing line-up with The Guana Batz, Demented Are Go, The Swampys, Sunny Domestozs, Go-Katz and Bang Bang Bazooka. Don't miss this event!!!






A few of the designs we made for Sinner Supply.Available at the better festivals and carshows all over Europe,or visit them online here

28 jul. 2009

SPEEDFEST pre-site


We are busy restyling the worldfamous SPEEDFEST housestyle as we speak. Some bands are allready confirmed. Check the pre-site for more info. More news soon!!